This morning’s Boston Herald has the story of a Waltham, Massachusetts convenience store that seemed to be doing pretty good business. Unfortunately, it wasn’t all scratch tickets and junk food. Police received reports the store was also selling marijuana and cocaine. They watched for a while, investigated a bit, and finally decided they had enough evidence.
At that point the raid team walked out the front door of their police station, ambled across the street, and busted the owners.
That’s right. These rocket scientists had set up their drug operation right across the street from the police station.
I know the old saw about “hiding in plain sight” and I’ve read “The Purloined Letter,” but this really has to set a new mark in… I dunno. Does English have a word that combines such chutzpah and stupidity?